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" I was born, and have ever remained, in the most humble walks of life. I have no wealthy or popular relations or friends to recommend me. My case is thrown exclusively upon the independent voters of the county; and, if elected, they will have conferred... "
The Early Life of Abraham Lincoln: Containing Many Unpublished Documents and ... - Page 131
by Ida Minerva Tarbell, John McCan Davis - 1896 - 240 pages
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Stories of Achievement, Volume 2

Asa Don Dickinson - Biography - 1916
...wrong in regard to any or all of them; but, holding it a sound maxim that it is better only sometimes to be right than at all times to be wrong, so soon...familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined." ULYSSES S. GRANT (1822-1885) ULYSSES S. GRANT* THE SON OF AN OHIO TANNER WHO BECAME PRESIDENT OF THE...
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Abraham Lincoln

Brand Whitlock - 1916 - 199 pages
...cheat the law. . . . My case is thrown exclusively upon the independent voters of the county. . . . But if the good people in their wisdom shall see fit...familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined." Here, indeed, with the people he had to leave his case, for his campaign was presently interrupted...
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America First: Patriotic Readings

Jasper Leonidas McBrien - Readers - 1916 - 288 pages
...candidate for the Legislature, issued at the ripe old age of twenty-three, closes with these words: "But if the good people in their wisdom shall see...me in the background, I have been too familiar with disappointment to be very much chagrined." The man who wrote that sentence, thirty years later wrote...
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Abraham Lincoln

Wilbur Fisk Gordy - 1917 - 266 pages
...and unknown to many of you. I was born and have ever remained in the most humble walks of life, and if the good people in their wisdom shall see fit to...me in the background, I have been too familiar with disappointment to be very much chagrined." Although Lincoln received all but seven of the two hundred...
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The Voice of Lincoln

Reuben M. Wanamaker - 1918 - 363 pages
...wrong in regard to any or all of them; but, holding it a sound maxim that it is better only sometimes to be right than at all times to be wrong, so soon...familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined." How few could excel or equal this at twenty-three years of age. He had now been in Illinois but two...
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Abraham Lincoln as a Man of Letters

Luther Emerson Robinson - Biography & Autobiography - 1918 - 342 pages
...friends to recommend me. My case is thrown exclusively upon the independent voters of the country, and if elected, they will have conferred a favor upon...familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined. Your friend and fellow citizen, A. LINCOLN. FROM THE PEORIA SPEECH. OCTOBER 16, 1854 This speech will...
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Lincoln in Illinois

Octavia Roberts - 1918 - 118 pages
...and have ever remained in the most humble walk of life. . . . If the good people in their wisII dom shall see fit to keep me in the background, I have...familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined." It was probably in the spirit of these words that Lincoln returned to New Salem and resumed his occupation...
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The Soul of Ann Rutledge: Abraham Lindoln's Romance

Bernie Babcock - 1919 - 322 pages
...favor upon me for which I shall be unremitting in my labors to compensate. But if," he concluded, "the people in their wisdom shall see fit to keep me in...familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined." A little after this the wonderful news was announced that a steamboat, already on the Sangamon Eiver,...
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Abraham Lincoln, Man of God

John Wesley Hill - 1920 - 416 pages
...if elected, they will have conferred a favour upon me for which I shall be unremitting in my labour to compensate. But if the good people in their wisdom,...me in the background, I have been too familiar with disappointment to be very much chagrined. In 1836, again a candidate for the Legislature, Lincoln greatly...
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Selections from the Works of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1921 - 262 pages
...something to the advancement of any measure which might have a tendency to accelerate that happy period. Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether...familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined. . . . ANOTHER EARLY ANNOUNCEMENT OF POLITICAL VIEWS New Salem, June 13, 1836. To the Editor of "The...
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